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Civil War part 1

Events Leading up to the Civil War

TermDefinition
Compromise of 1850 compromise between the North and South that allowed California to enter the union in exchange for the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act.
Dred Scot Case Supreme Court ruling that declared slaves were not citizens of the United States
Election of 1860 election where Abraham Lincoln defeated three opponents to win the presidency; upon Lincoln’s election Southern states seceded from the Union
Fugitive Slave Act act that required runaway slaves to be returned to their masters if caught anywhere in the United States
Georgia Platform position supported by several prominent Georgia politicians who supported the Compromise of 1850.
Abraham Lincoln The 16th president of the United States, Lincoln preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves
Missouri Compromise compromise that brought Missouri into the Union as a slave state and Maine as a free state; in addition, Congress banned slavery north of the 36˚20’ line of latitude.
Nullification the act of making legally null and void
Secession the act of separating from a nation or state and becoming independent; the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860, leading to the Civil War.
Slavery involuntary servitude of African-Americans or Blacks in the United States from 1619-1865
State's Rights the belief that a state’s sovereignty is more important than that of the national government
Alexander Stephens important Georgia politician who was a U.S. Senator, Georgia Governor, and Vice-President of the Confederate States of America (C.S.A.).
Created by: aburke18